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Practical Guidelines on Pharmaceutical Procurement for Countries with Small Procurement Agencies
(2002; 64 pages) View the PDF document

As a substantial part of the health budget in many countries is used to purchase pharmaceutical products, procurement of drugs is obviously a crucial function. Various types of tender mechanisms as well as direct procurement are described and discussed. A good way for small procurement agencies to ensure product quality is to conduct restricted tenders to which only prequalified suppliers are invited. The prequalification and tender procedures are described. Model questionnaires for prequalification of suppliers, a model tender invitation and an inspection checklist for drug receipts are enclosed. These can be modified to suit local conditions and legal requirements.

Table of Contents
View the documentForeword
View the documentSummary
View the document1. Objectives of this booklet
View the document2. Introduction
View the document3. Core principles of pharmaceutical procurement
View the document4. Determining the tender format
View the document5. Estimated or fixed tender quantities
View the document6. Split or single awards
View the document7. Required/optional use of local agents in international tenders
View the document8. Annual or biannual tenders versus multiple tenders during the year
View the document9. Prequalification of suppliers to be invited for restricted tenders
View the document10. Tender invitation
View the document11. Evaluation of bids
View the document12. Post qualification procedures
View the document13. References
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Practical Guidelines on Pharmaceutical Procurement for Countries with Small Procurement Agencies

World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Manila, Philippines

WHO Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

Practical Guidelines on Pharmaceutical Procurement for Countries with Small Procurement Agencies

1. Pharmaceutical preparations - supply and distribution
2. Guidelines.

ISBN 92 9061 014 X

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© World Health Organization 2002

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